Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps Opens in Hapeville, Offering Healthy Grab and Go Option in South Atlant


The new restaurant concept from Philip Jones, a seasoned Smoothie King franchisee, offers healthy grab and go meal options on Atlanta’s south side, including the airport vicinity

HAPEVILLE, Ga. – Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps is open in Hapeville, offering residents a new, healthy option for high quality, delicious and fresh fast food, close to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Atlanta’s south side. The new quick serve restaurant was created for healthy, active, busy people who seek convenient yet nutritious food on-the-go.

Grub founder Philip Jones is no stranger to the Hapeville neighborhood. A Chicago native and now 13 year Atlanta transplant, he saw the need for additional healthy food options in the city of Hapeville outside of his already established success as a Smoothie King Owner/Franchisee of 4 locations including the location directly adjacent to Grub Fresh Bowls and Wraps.

“I created Grub because I would spend hours looking for something quick and healthy to eat,” said Philip Jones, Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps founder. “The lack of options made it challenging to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working such a busy schedule. After years of frustration, I decided to recruit a classically-trained chef to help me take my passionate idea and create a solution that left me feeling satisfied and recharged.”

Jones collaborated with Chef Kelley Hicks who has nearly two decades of industry experience to develop the menu. The two created non-traditional bowl and wrap options which change seasonally and all food is made in-house, from scratch with fresh ingredients. Guests can choose jasmine rice, brown rice and/or a flatbread wrap to accompany any menu item including:

  • Jerk Chicken Bowl (sautéed peppers and onions, pineapple salsa, mango jerk sauce, shaved lettuce)

  • Sweet and Spicy Salmon Bowl (edamame, shredded cabbage, green onions, sesame seeds, sweet chili, hericot vert)

  • Southwest Bowl (pico de gallo, black beans, roasted corn, green onions and cilantro, shaved lettuce)

  • Philly Cheesesteak Wrap

  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap

  • Grilled Veggie Wrap with spicy harissa.

Chef Kelley Hicks knows that people love continental cuisine but still wanted to try new foods. She developed straight forward recipes for Grub that can all be tweaked to become vegetarian by simply omitting one or two items and substituting in more vegetable options. A vegan menu will also launch over the next six months. In this way, Grub accommodates all customer dietary needs easily with its scratch-made, healthy menu. Cooking since she was 7, she studied at Le Cordon Bleu and her wide-ranging experience includes being featured on The Food Network and working in five-star hotels, catering, fine dining and with celebrity private chef services.

For the last 12 years, Jones has owned and operated four Smoothie King franchised locations around Atlanta. Understanding the needs and desires of his customers as well as the Hapeville traffic patterns and site specifics helped him develop a second food concept restaurant. He plans to perfect the Grub business model in Hapeville before embarking on his plan to open a total of five Grub locations throughout metro Atlanta in five years.

Offering contactless pick-up and delivery options, all team members get temperature checks and health screenings before their shift and wear protective gear. Grub will sanitize all high contact surfaces and seating throughout the day and comply with state and local social distancing guidelines. Currently Grub offers only outdoor seating and grab and go options, no drive thru.

Grub Fresh Bowls & Wraps is located at 876 Virginia Avenue, Suite B, Hapeville, GA 30354, convenient and close to the Atlanta airport. The restaurant offers catering and typical delivery services including DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.grubbowls.com or on Facebook and Instagram @GrubBowls.

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